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Across the United States rooftop solar power is reaching grid parity

EarthTalk: Rooftop Solar Reaches Grid Parity

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that the price of getting solar panels installed on a home is lower than ever, but has it gotten to the point anywhere in the U.S. where it’s actually cheaper than traditional grid power yet? –Lester Milstein, Boston,…

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Solar Power: The Path to Parity

The Path to Parity Solar panel technology has changed little since it’s inception in 1894. Certain refinements have increased output and produced higher efficiencies, while the technology surrounding battery technology has improved our ability to store the energy collected. What has really changed is the cost per watt in comparison to the cost of competitive renewable and non-renewable energies. And…

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5 Easy and Affordable Ways to Start Using Solar Power

Guest post by Kriss Bergethon There is so much talk of green and clean energy these days, most people have at least thought about how they can use solar in their lives.  The problem is that with a tough economy and bleak jobs market, most people just don’t have the money to invest in solar.  Here are 5 cheap and…

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SunRun Offers Innovative Business Model to Bring Affordable Solar Energy to Homeowners

There was a time when owning and using a cell phone was an expensive proposition. Only high-powered executives or road dogs had – or could afford – to use the bulky devices. But once the basic technology of cellular wireless phone service was established, cell phone use exploded (and for our younger readers: yes, there was a time when all…

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